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Reconstructing the Paranormal |
Contemporary Art and Paranormal Literature

“Yao-Chi City, Taiwanese Paranormal Literature and Contemporary Art Exhibition,” presented in July by C-LAB, faces the exact challenge to reinvent potential possibilities in the space of former Air Force Command Headquarters (AFCH) so that “literary intervention” can happen.  This feature series begins with the development of Taiwanese paranormal literature and addresses whether “Yao-Chi City” can bridge literature and contemporary art. Furthermore, it discusses how theatre transforms traditional folklore topics such as supernatural beings and monsters, as well as how monsters metaphorically break boundaries of modernity in urban settings and attribute more possibilities to a city.


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Yao-Chi City documentary films folkloristics playful seniors C-LAB performance art Open studio narratives maritime culture Zhongzheng Hall sketch Creative Expo Taiwan Underground music objects Contemporary art Cultural experiment community theater the Taiwan Daily News (Taiwan Riri Sinpao) Beijing oral literature Theater in Education new-age Applied Theater architectural education body freedom of knowledge artist residencies documents social issues Prawning spots island soundscape gathering ecology Iberoamérica tropics culture experiments Myanmar architectural design Vietnam Peking Opera multigenerational archives Audio/Visual Media multigenerational co-creation the Central Research Institute of the Governor-General's Office future library ALS documentary theatre images urban renewal listener paranormal literature Immersive theater the military life mathematics library military dependents’ villages community development photobooks intellectual property the air force children globalization the third act village Latin American Literature film festivals Social innovation Latin America the Japanese colonial period photography the paranormal supernatural monsters liām-kua theater the Industrial Research Institute of the Governor-General's Office identification Post-colonial books fieldwork TIDF games Playback Theatre the elderly curating history the navigation route map immersive experimental theater plants Panoramic theater Yao-Guai local memories performing art memory photograph AR identity the Industrial Research Institute colonial modernization Sound ethnodrama workshop Greater East Asia Subculture choreography Literature Art award Public space soundscape Historical Soundscapes Industrial Research Institute anti-racist determinism magical realism VR algorithm Asian art Technology hand-made books culture Yao-Guai academy resources sharing social business video negative space Digital humanities space the military's family Taiwan Listening Day industry the Air Force Command Headquarters sense of place Beitou Digital art